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May 28th, 2019

Planning a holiday?

If you need new passport pictures in print form or digital format we can help. Prices from just £8, for a set of prints, or just £10 with the digital version.

Passports

Did you know ?
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into most countries.

Is your passport valid for travel to Europe post-Brexit?
A new tool helps you check..
The Government has launched a free tool to help you check if you have enough time left on your passport to travel to Europe, in the event of a no-deal Brexit when the UK leaves the EU in March.
See the link below:
https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport

 

 

Spanish passport photo requirements 2019
April 20th, 2019

The requirements for Spanish passport photography are very strict, it’s recommended you use a professional photographer when applying for your new passport.

Here at Jefferson studios, one of our professional photographers can supply you with the correct images for your application.

The image must be 40x30mm, shot on a white background, with a 5mm gap from the top of the head to the edge of the photo, also from the side of the head to the edge of the photo. The image size can also be between 40-53mm x 30-40mm with the subjects head measuring approx. 70%, this measurement is taken from the bottom of the jaw to the top of the head, not including the hair.  It could be useful to use the different overall size if the subject has a voluminous hair style, this will help with giving the 5mm gap around the head.The subject must be looking directly at the camera, front facing, no hats or masks, religious headgear is allowed, but should correctly show the face.  Glasses are allowed but no reflection or glare from the lenses is allowed, the eyes must be clearly visible, we recommend you remove your glasses for your image to be guaranteed to pass.

If you need a Spanish passport photograph then why not contact Jefferson Studios or visit our website for more information.

We can supply any size for any country, ready instantly after shoot.

We use the latest camera and lighting equipment to ensure that you receive fantastic, high resolution image’s.

Call today to book your appointment for Spanish passport photograph, in most cases we can fit you in same day.

Greek passport photograph requirements 2019
March 19th, 2019

The requirements for a Greek passport photography are very strict, It’s recommended you use a professional photographer when applying for your new passport.

Here at Jefferson studios, one of our professional photographers can supply you with the correct images for your application.

The image must be 40x60mm, shot on a white background, with the subjects head measuring between 31-35mm, this measurement is taken from the bottom of the jaw to the top of the head, not including the hair. The head size must also measure between 20-25mm from ear to ear, this measurement is taken where the ear is connected to the head. The persons eye level on the print must be between 30-39mm from the bottom of the photo.  The subject must be looking directly at the camera, front facing, no hats or masks, religious headgear is allowed, but should correctly show the face.  Glasses are allowed but no reflection or glare from the lenses is allowed, the eyes must be clearly visible, we recommend you remove your glasses for your image to be guaranteed to pass.

If you need a Greek passport photograph then why not contact Jefferson Studios or visit our website for more information.

All images are checked using the latest information for your country.

We can supply any size for any country, ready instantly after shoot.

We use the latest camera and lighting equipment to ensure that you receive fantastic, high resolution image’s.

Call today to book your appointment for Greek passport photograph, in most cases we can fit you in same day.

USA Passport Photograph Requirements 2019
February 19th, 2019

Photo Requirements

Starting from 1st of November 2016 glasses are no longer allowed to be warn in your passport or visa photos.

Your photo or digital image must be:

  • 2 x 2 inch or 51 x 51 mm.
  • Head size of between 22mm to 35mm or 50% to 69% (height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Taken in the last 6 months.
  • With a white background or just off white.
  • Facing directly at the camera.
  • With neutral facial expression.
  • Clothing is important, please do not wear work uniforms.
  • No hats allowed.
  • No headphones etc in photo.
  • If you normally wear hearing device’s then these are allowed.

We are recommended by the U.S. Embassy in London for taking USA passport, visa and green card photos, we use the latest cameras and lighting to ensure you will receive the perfect images and guaranteed to meet the strict guidelines set out by the U.S. Department of State.

For more information please check out our passport page of our website.

Pregnancy Photo Shoot
January 3rd, 2019

Looking for a Bristol based photographer to capture those beautiful memories forever? We will make sure you and your bump look fantastic. Jefferson Studios’s signature Pregnancy Photo Shoot is  great way to remember your child’s journey into the world.

We understand that convenience and comfort is very important during pregnancy. That’s why we make sure that you feel at ease at our studio and get your shoot done in a relaxing environment by our seasoned photographers.

 

The Best Time To Book Your Bump Shoot


The best time to book your bump shoot is anywhere between thirty and thirty-six weeks. Although we can do them later, it is advisable not to book bump sessions too close to your due date in case your baby decides to arrive early.

Pregnancy Photo Shoot Pricing


As with any of our portrait sittings there are no charges and no obligation to purchase. Just book a session for a refundable £25 Deposit. A typical pregnancy photo shoot will last one hour in which we usually manage to capture 50-80 images for you to choose from.

Our regular prices and package deals apply if you want to purchase.

Click here for our detailed portrait photo shoot pricing

Canadian Passport Photograph Requirements 2018
November 24th, 2018

Two identical & unaltered photos must be provided with each passport application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is essential that the photos provided comply with the Passport Program’s photo requirements. Failure to do so may result in delayed or rejected applications.

Photo requirements

Your passport photos must be:

  • clear, sharp and in focus
  • taken with a neutral facial expression
    • eyes open and clearly visible 
    • mouth closed, no smiling
  • taken in person by a commercial photographer or studio with:
    • uniform lighting and with no shadows, glare or flash reflections
    • face and shoulders to the camera: straight-on, centred and squared
    • a plain white or light-coloured background with a clear difference between your face and the background. Photos must reflect/represent natural skin tones.
  • 50 mm wide X 70 mm high (2 inches wide X 2- 3/4 inches long)
    • the height of the face measures between 31 mm (1- 1/4 inches) and 36 mm (1- 7/16 inches) from chin to crown of head (natural top of head)
  • an image of your current appearance, taken within the last six months
  • professionally printed on plain, high quality photographic paper
    • we don’t accept photos printed at home and photos printed on heavy weight paper
  • original photos that are not altered in any way or taken from an existing photo

What is an altered photo?

An altered photo refers to any photo that has been edited or changed in any way, by any means, and includes:

  • technical corrections or enhancements, such as:
    • adjustments to colour, brightness, contrast or sharpness
  • cropping around the subject’s head and shoulders, including:
    • cutting and pasting the subject against a white background
  • editing of the facial features, such as:
    • changing size or shape of eyes, nose, mouth or ears
  • editing to improve the appearance of the subject, such as:
    • removing glare
    • removing red-eye
    • changing hair colour
    • eliminating wrinkles, blemishes or birthmarks
  • editing the subject’s clothing, including changing colours
  • changing the background, including eliminating shadows

Back of photo details

The back of one photo must include:

  • the photographer’s stamp or written information of the:
    • date the photo was taken
    • name and complete address of the photo studio
  • your guarantor’s:
    • clearly writing of “I certify this to be a true likeness of (applicant’s name)”
    • signature (name and surname)

If you’re renewing an adult passport, you don’t need a guarantor.

Extra details

We accept photos with:

  • glasses worn if:
    • your eyes are clearly visible
    • there is no glare on the lenses
  • hair down or up
  • hats and head coverings worn daily for religious beliefs or medical reasons if:
    • your full face is clearly visible
    • the head covering doesn’t cast shadows on your face

Photos may be in colour or in black and white

We don’t accept photos with:

  • sunglasses or tinted eye glasses (even when the eyes are clearly visible)
  • red-eye effect or red-eye alterations
  • hats and head coverings not worn daily for religious beliefs or medical reasons
  • shadows, as lighting must be uniform to avoid shadows:
    • around the ears
    • in the background
    • across the face or shoulders

Child photos

Child photos must follow the same rules as standard passport photos. They must show your child’s head and shoulders only. Parent’s or child’s hands must not appear in the photo.

For newborn babies, the photo may be taken while your child is sitting in a car seat, as long as:

  • a white blanket is placed over the seat behind their head
  • there are no shadows:
    • around the ears
    • in the background
    • on the face or shoulders

We recognize the difficulty in getting a neutral expression from your newborn. We do allow some range for infant facial expressions.

 

For more information please visit  https://www.jeffersonstudios.co.uk/canadian-passport-photograph/

 

 

 

Indian Visa Photograph Requirements 2018
October 4th, 2018

Indian Visa Photograph Requirements 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph Specification

 

  • The Indian Visa Photograph should be in color and of the size of 2 inch x 2 inch (50 mm x 50 mm).
  • Photo needs to presents full head from top of hair to bottom of chin; height of head should measure 1 inch to 1-3/8 inches (28 mm to 35 mm).  Eye height is between 1- 1/8 inches to 1-3.
  • The photo-print should be clear and with a continuous-tone quality.
  • It should have full face, front view, eyes open.
  • Photo should present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.
  • Center head within frame.
  • The background should be a plain light or white coloured background.
  • There should not be any distracting shadows on the face or on the background.
  • Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown.
  • The expression on the face should look natural.

Photography Upload Requirements

 

  • Format: JPEG

 Size:

  • Minimum 10 KB
  • Maximum 300 KB
  • The height and width of the Photo must be equal.
  • The minimum dimensions are 350 pixels (width) x 350 pixels (height).
  • The maximum dimensions are 1000 pixels (width) x 1000 pixels (height).
  • Photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open
  • Centre head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin
  • Background should be plain light colour or white background
  • No shadows on the face or on the background
  • Without borders

 

For more information please visit  https://www.jeffersonstudios.co.uk/indian-visa-photograph/

Netherlands Passport Photo Requirements 2018
September 4th, 2018

Criteria for accepting passport photos in Dutch travel documents

The photo is intended to identify the applicant. Applicants for travel documents are therefore required to submit a colour passport photo that shows a true likeness of themselves. A photo will be accepted only if it meets all the criteria specified below, unless one of the exceptions in the Passport Regulations applies.

 

SIZE

The passport photo must be 35 by 45 mm (width x height).
Width: from ear to ear, between 16 mm and 20 mm.
Height: from age 11: from chin to crown, between 26 and 30 mm.

up to age 11: from chin to crown, between 19 and 30 mm.

PHOTO QUALITY

The photo is in focus and is a true likeness and natural representation of the applicant. The photo shows sufficient contrast and fine features of the face, and the facial colouring is natural.

By high-quality, smooth photo paper, we mean paper intended for printing photos. The paper contains no raised surfaces or any other tangible or visible irregularities that might distort the appearance of the applicant.

The photographer needs to know that the photo must be 400 dpi and judge whether the photo looks as if its minimum resolution is 400 dpi.

The photo appears in black and white on the travel document, but is stored in colour on the microchip.

 

A TRUE LIKENESS

Natural representation

In focus, sufficient contrast, discernible fine facial features

Undamaged

Not a reproduction (copy)

Not manipulated

Printed on high-quality, smooth photo paper

Minimum 400 dpi resolution

BACKGROUD

The background colour must be light grey, pale blue, or white. The background must be even, in a single colour, and without shadow or merging colours.

There must be sufficient contrast between the head and the background. Insufficient contrast reduces the clarity of the photograph in the travel document.

Light grey, pale blue, or white

Uniformly lit

One colour only

No merging of colours

Sufficient contrast between head and background

 

FACIAL APPEARANCE

The eyes and the whole face must be entirely visible. Hair that falls over the eyes (or parts of the eyes such as the eyelids) or otherwise hides part of the face can be an obstacle to human or electronic facial recognition.

The width of the face (from ear to ear) cannot be determined if the sides of the face are covered. This does not mean that the ears themselves must be visible.

No shadows, especially around the eyes and no reflections from accessories such as ribbons and earrings should be visible on the face.

Head covering is permitted only for religious, philosophical, or medical reasons (see Exceptions).

Face entirely visible

Eyes entirely visible

Eyebrows visable

 

POSITION

The head and the shoulders must appear straight from the front. If the head is tilted backward, forward, or to one side, or the face is pointed to the side, human or electronic facial recognition may be obstructed.

Support may not be visible on the photograph, so the supporter’s hands should be hidden beneath the subject’s clothes.

Eyes on a horizontal line
Head not tilted to one side

Shoulders straight
No visible support

 

FACIAL EXPRESSION

If the applicant’s face is to be recognised successfully by human or electronic means, the applicant must be photographed looking straight at the camera with a neutral expression and a closed mouth.

Applicants may not smile broadly or open their mouths – which does not mean that they have to look surly or sullen.

Neutral facial expression

Looking straight at the camera

Mouth closed

 

EYEGLASSES

 

The eyes must be entirely visible on the photo. This means that eyes may not be hidden in any way by eyeglasses and /or lensses.

Reflection in the lenses or on the frame must be prevented as far as possible. If it is not possible to prevent reflection, the applicant must take off the glasses.

Eyes entirely visible

Eyebrows visible

Fully transparent lenses

No distortion caused by reflection from the eyeglasses

No shadow

 

EXPOSSURE

The face and the background must be uniformly lit. Underexposure or overexposure, shadow, and reflection must always be prevented.

The face may not contain white spots, as sometimes caused by a flash. Reflection can be caused by glowing skin, sweat, eyeglasses, jewellery, etc.

Uniformly lit

Not overexposed or underexposed
No shadow on the face or the background

No reflection on the face
No reflection caused by accessories

 

FRAMING

The applicant must appear in the middle of the photograph. The head must be fully visible. Only if an applicant has a high hairstyle may some of the hair not be shown.

Head fully visible

Head centred

EXCEPTIONS

If the applicant can demonstrate religious or philosophical reasons for covering the head, all the acceptance criteria described in the Guidelines are applicable, except:
– category 4 APPEARANCE OF FACE ‘head uncovered’.

APPLICANTS YOUNGER THAN AGE SIX

If the applicant is a child younger than six years, minimum requirements apply to the passport photo. The minimum requirements are all the acceptance criteria in the Photo Matrix Guidelines except:
– category 5 POSTURE ‘eyes on a horizontal line’, ‘head not tilted to one side’, and ‘shoulders straight’; – category 6 EXPRESSION ‘neutral expression’, ‘looking straight at the camera’, and ‘mouth closed’.

 

For more information please visit https://www.jeffersonstudios.co.uk/netherlands-passport-photograph/

 

Poland Passport Photo Requirements 2018
August 2nd, 2018

Poland Passport Photo Requirements 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poland passport photo requirements:

 

• Three (3) recent photographs.
• Measuring 35mm x 45mm.
• Made during the last 6 months.
• On a single clear light grey or plain white background.
• The distance from the chin to the top of the head must be between 31mm-36mm or 70-80%.
• The distance from the bottom of the photo to the eye line must be between 20-30mm. With good focus, clearly showing the eyes and face with both parties (and face).
• The photograph is to present a person without headgear.
• Not wearing eyeglasses with dark glasses.
• Looking forward with open eyes.
• With the natural expression of the face and mouth closed.

 

Poland visa photograph specifications.

• One (1) recent photographs
• Measuring 35mm x 45mm.
• Made during the last 6 months.
• On a single clear light grey or plain white background.
• The distance from the chin to the top of the head must be between 31mm-36mm or 70-80%.
• The distance from the bottom of the photo to the eye line must be between 20-30mm. With good focus, clearly showing the eyes and face with both parties (and face).
• The photograph is to present a person without headgear.
• Not wearing eyeglasses with dark glasses.
• Looking forward with open eyes.
• With the natural expression of the face and mouth closed.

• The photos must be identical and taken within the last six months.
• The photos must be clear, well defined and taken against a plain white or light-coloured background.
• If the photos are digital, they must not be altered in any way.
• Your face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, and with your mouth closed.
• You may wear non-tinted or tinted prescription glasses as long as your eyes are clearly visible. Make sure that the frame does not cover any part of your eyes. Sunglasses are not acceptable.
• A hairpiece or other cosmetic accessory is acceptable if it does not disguise your normal appearance.
• If you must wear a head covering for religious reasons, make sure your full facial features are not obscured.
• The frame size must be 35 mm X 45 mm.
• The photos must show the full front view of the head, with the face in the middle of the photo, and include the top of the shoulders.

 

For more information please see https://www.jeffersonstudios.co.uk/polish-passport-photograph/

Uk Passport Requirements 2018
July 3rd, 2018

PASSPORT рhоtо rеԛuіrеmеntѕ: Evеrу раѕѕроrt аррlісаtіоn оr rеnеwаl needs tо include рhоtоѕ fоr уоur trаvеl dосumеnt and thеrе are strict rules оn whаt is ассерtеd.

hеrе аrе a ѕеt оf ѕtrісt rulеѕ аbоut what type оf рісturе іѕ ѕuіtаblе tо bе ѕubmіttеd.

Thе HM Pаѕѕроrt Offісе warns: “Your аррlісаtіоn will bе dеlауеd іf уоur рhоtоѕ don’t mееt thе rulеѕ.”

Eасh аррlісаtіоn rеԛuіrеѕ twо identical photos аnd you muѕt get new рhоtоѕ tаkеn each tіmе you renew уоur раѕѕроrt.

Whаt ѕіzе do раѕѕроrt photos hаvе tо be?

Phоtоѕ muѕt measure 45mm hіgh by 35mm wіdе, whісh іѕ thе ѕtаndаrd ѕіzе uѕеd іn photo booths іn the UK.

You cannot сut down a version оf a lаrgеr picture.

Thе Pаѕѕроrt Office added: “If уоu use a рhоtо booth оutѕіdе thе UK, сhесk іt саn give you photos thаt mеаѕurе 45 mm hіgh bу 35mm wіdе.”

Within thе photo, the length of the crown оf уоur hеаd tо уоur chin muѕt mеаѕurе bеtwееn 29mm-34mm high.

Whаt are the оthеr passport рhоtо requirements?

Yоur photos muѕt be of appropriate quality, whісh includes:

  • Printed tо a professional standard
  • Tаkеn within thе lаѕt mоnth
  • In соlоur on рlаіn whіtе photographic рареr wіth no border
  • Taken аgаіnѕt a рlаіn сrеаm оr lіght grеу background
  • Clеаr аnd іn fосuѕ
  • Wіthоut аnу сrеаѕеѕ оr tеаrѕ
  • Unmаrkеd оn bоth ѕіdеѕ (unlеѕѕ a photo nееdѕ tо bе соuntеrѕіgnеd)
  • Unaltered bу соmрutеr ѕоftwаrе

Yоur рhоtоѕ must bе a сlоѕе-uр оf уоur full hеаd аnd upper ѕhоuldеrѕ with nо оthеr objects or people and bе in сlеаr соntrаѕt to thе bасkgrоund.

Thе Pаѕѕроrt Offісе advises you tо:

  • Bе fасіng forward аnd lооkіng ѕtrаіght аt the саmеrа
  • Hаvе a nеutrаl expression аnd your mоuth сlоѕеd
  • Hаvе your eyes open, visible аnd frее frоm reflection оr glаrе frоm glasses
  • Nоt hаvе hаіr in front оf уоur eyes
  • Not hаvе a hеаd covering (unlеѕѕ іt’ѕ fоr religious оr medical rеаѕоnѕ)
  • Nоt have аnуthіng соvеrіng уоur fасе
  • Nоt hаvе any ‘rеd еуе’
  • Nоt have any ѕhаdоwѕ оn уоur fасе оr bеhіnd уоu

Sunglasses аrе nоt permitted but rеаdіng glаѕѕеѕ аrе аllоwеd, as

Cаn уоu uѕе a dіgіtаl раѕѕроrt рhоtо?

Thе Passport Office’s new оnlіnе раѕѕроrt rеnеwаl process allows you tо submit a dіgіtаl photo fоr уоur application.

This wіll be сrорреd fоr уоu, but уоu ѕtіll hаvе to abide bу ѕtrісt rеԛuіrеmеntѕ.

Phоtоѕ muѕt:

  • Include your full hеаd, ѕhоuldеrѕ аnd upper bоdу
  • Hаvе lоtѕ of сlеаr ѕрасе around уоur hеаd аnd shoulders
  • Bе tаkеn аgаіnѕt a рlаіn background (for еxаmрlе, lіght grеу or cream)
  • Not hаvе аnу ѕhаdоwѕ on your fасе оr behind уоu

In уоur рhоtо you hаvе tо:

  • Bе facing forward аnd looking straight аt the саmеrа
  • Hаvе a рlаіn expression and уоur mouth сlоѕеd
  • Hаvе your еуеѕ ореn аnd vіѕіblе
  • Nоt hаvе hаіr соvеrіng уоur еуеѕ
  • Nоt have аnу hеаdwеаr (unlеѕѕ it’s fоr rеlіgіоuѕ оr medical rеаѕоnѕ)

Thе Pаѕѕроrt Offісе аdvіѕеѕ thе ԛuаlіtу оf уоur dіgіtаl рhоtо muѕt bе:

  • In focus wіthоut аnу ѕhаdоwѕ
  • In color wіthоut аnу еffесtѕ оr filters
  • At lеаѕt 600 ріxеlѕ wіdе аnd 750 pixels tаll
  • At least 50kb аnd no mоrе than 10mb

Jefferson Studios Photographers Bristol have over 40 years combined experience in the field of photography. They have built up a vast knowledge of all types of photography and have continued to adapt in order to stay at the forefront of ever changing photographic technology and style.

Jefferson Studios photographers Bristol pride themselves on their experience, expertise and quality of service.Whether you require passports, portraits or would like us to share and capture unforgettable images of your special occasions, you can depend on us.

"Really friendly photographers, brilliant studio and no hard sell. Posed pouting, clandestine smiles or a simple passport photograph available in their studio. They capture your special day as though it is their own and I have no hesitation in recommending Jefferson Studios to everyone."

"They made my cousins wedding unforgettable. I recommend them as excellent wedding and portrait photographers."

"Thanks so much for taking such lovely pictures of our wedding day! You both did a brilliant job and lots of people commented on how nice you were. Thanks again."